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Robert Dallas & Richie Phoe

Prison Oval Rock

Roots Garden Records

Released: 13th April 2018 | 2 track reggae single

Veteran Jamaican singer Robert Dallas reworks Barrington Levy's classic early 80'ls Dancehall anthem 'Prison Oval Rock' in fine style.

Previously only heard at Roots Garden sound system sessions and now made available due to popular demand,this adapted version was recorded and cut as an exclusive Roots Garden 'dubplate special' back in 2014. Robert Dallas first dropped these lyrics freestyle over the mic at a Roots Garden sound system session…. The crowd went wild calling for the DJ to rewind the tune several times! The next day Roots Garden travelled to Jamtone studios, London to voice it as a dubplate special…..the track has proved so popular at subsequent Roots Garden sessions that we have decided it deserves a general release.

This updated version utilises producer Richie Phoe's 'Roll Like Lion' rhythm track which originally featured Josie Wales (also released on Roots Garden records back in 2013).

Richie strips back the rhythmin true rub-a-dub fashionon the flipside for 'Cell Block Dub', unleashing crashing reverbs on the drums and keyboard skanks whilst capturing Robert in his echo chamber!

"love the re rub of Barrington’s Prison Oval Rock by Richie Phoe & Robert Dallas. Classic track that deserves to resurface. still relevant and a treat to have this version. Love it."
Daddy G, Massive Attack